An abbreviation used in that part of a record, pleading, or affidavit, called the “statement of the venue.” Commonly translated or read, “to-wit,” and supposed to be a contraction of “scilicet.” Also in ecclesiastical documents, particularly records of early councils, “ss” is used as an abbreviation for subseripsi. Occasionally, in Law French, it stands for sans, “without,” e. ff., “faire feoffment ss son baron.” Bend- loe, p. ISO.
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